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been an important opportunity for us to really put some considered thought into the proposal. what you have in front of you is better than airplane reading. there are some suggestions in this energy 2020 document that people will look at and they will argue and they will say -- that is one person's view. that is true, that is true. but while we are trying to do is not give you a legislative package starting with initiatives that we are going to kind of clicked off as we move forward. this is really designed to be a discussion blueprint. we want to try to change the conversation. one of the reasons we have to think about changing the conversation is because the energy paradigm has really shifted. think about where we were one decade ago. it was all about scarcity, shortages, and how much dependent we were on foreign sources for our oil. fast forward to where we are today. those once thought of import terminals are looking to the export terminals. we have made considerable gains in terms of our own energy independence, to the point where it is no longer just a slogan that we are talking
have come back to the market. can you tell us a little bit more about the structural economic reforms. particularly repairing the banking system, which i feel is the exemption of growth. >> yes, two years ago when the administration was elected, it actually lasted 250,000 jobs for the two years prior to that. reputation is in shreds around the world. our banks are dysfunctional. there is a complete sense of hopelessness and despair and disillusionment. now, gordon was elected with a very keen mind. we have a strategy and a plan that works. the banks are being recapitalize and restructured and have been back in the market as this program began in 2013. there are double-digit figures and our people have had to take really serious challenges. his government made really serious decisions or if it is an example of the government works and understands the patience of people, putting up with these changes in the greater picture of things. now, we expect to do better. but we cannot do without the collaboration of the committee of the colleagues in order to do that in 2013, and example of the
tracking numbers on guns. but finally city mayors are trying to use their financial might to help citizens and police officers help keep them safe. the national conference of democratic mayors is launching an initiative to grade gun manufacturers. the grades will be based on things like gun company's public statements on safety regulations and their lobbying expenditures and then cities can use the grades to choose from whom they actually guy their police guns. it may sound a little bit familiar, and that's because it's the same strategy that the nra has used for years in grading congress on how gun friendly they are. one of the cities which has taken the lead on this initiative is minneapolis. today's it's mayor said . . . >> jennifer: this is just the latest move in a series of successful measures that minneapolis has taken to curb gun violence so from 2003 to 2006, minneapolis was rocked by a crime wave that killed 80 people under the age of 25 making homicide the leading cause of death for minneapolis's young people. the city has been stuck with the un
will join us later on "starting point." >>> let's get started here. a 5-year-old boy held captive for six days in an underground bunker in alabama is back in the arms of his farmly this morning. we are so happy to report that. we're told that hes thrilled to be reunited with his favorite toy which is a dinosaur. little ethan's kidnaper is dead, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes killed yesterday in the fbi raid that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker
congress into putting off billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts, cuts he fears will wreck the u.s. economic recovery. basically he wants lawmakers to kick the can down the road one more time. let's go to our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan is joining us. dan, the president made a little bit of a surprise appearance over in the white house briefing room. >> reporter: that's right. very surprising because the president in the past has criticized these short-term deals saying that this is not what the american people sent their elected officials to washington to do. you have this march 1st deadline quickly approaching. while congress is trying to work on a bigger budget, 1 pine point $2 trillion package, the president says they need more time in order to continue tipping away at the problem. the big concern is that everyone believes that the economy is moving in the right direction. the president is pointing to auto sales, the housing, to manufacturing. and so there's this worry that if this see quester happens, if these deep cuts happen then it could be a major set back f
reconstruction, john sopko delivered a report on you for spending so far show in the u.s. government spent over $7 million on a largely unused building. his remarks from the center for strategic and international studies in washington d.c. rfid the minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> good morning. thanks for coming today. my name name is robert laman and director of the program in crisis conflict and cooperation here at csis. welcome. it is my pleasure today to be hosting john sopko who is the special inspector general for afghanistan reconstruction known by the acronym sigar. mr. sopko has been a state and federal prosecutor. he has been congressional counsel, senior federal government adviser. he has been the chief counsel for oversight and investigation for the house committee on energy and commerce and has also been on the chief oversight counsel for homeland security. and under then senator sam nunn, he was on the senate subcommittee for investigation staff. he has worked at commerce at the justice department, at the state and federal level and today he is the special inspector general f
enforcement is truly exemplary. i want to thank everyone in this community that has supported us throughout the past few days. i know there are several questions that need to be answered and more questions to come. we will have an opportunity to address these later as more details become available. thank you very much. >> no other details on cfnt child but he reportedly suffered from asberger's syndrome on the autism. what's going on there tonight, jonathan? >> well, shep, as we speak, fbi special agent bomb technicians are sweeping the area surrounding the bunker, they are looking for any improvised explosive devices that the suspect may have left there. they want to make sure the area is safe before they allow forensic teams to go in. once they do finish their work, they will allow state, local and federal police to go in and continue the investigation piecing together exactly what happened through the this tense hostage standoff, shep? >> not a perfect ending, jonathan but pretty close. >> pretty darn close. you know, the community such bittersweet emotions, immediately this it afternoon
will also promote the use of alternative energy. >> the fact that it was coming from kids made it hit home a lot harder. the child shall lead them, sort of thing. she set the example for the town. it's great that westerly has a person that we can be very proud of. >> if everyone gave a little something back and took a little time out of their day to do something for others, the world would be a better place. . >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." day six and the standoff continues. jimmy lee dykes has not surre surrendersurren surrendered. >>> now, governor rick perry has taken a stand. what he said might surprise you. >>> and the moment is almost here, nope. not the super bowl, new york's fashion week. we'll have a preview. >>> it is sunday, february 3rd, good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye, glad you're with us. we begin this morning with news about the shooting death of a former nav former naval s.e.a.l. chris kyle was killed yesterday along with another person at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. local newspapers also confirm the death. wfaa rep
dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they were hoping ethan would be able to come home soon. two reasons why this happened when it did. first, we're told that communications with jimmy lee dykes broke down in the day leading up to the raid and the more important reason, they saw he had a gun and he had to go in when they did to save ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken to a hospital after being held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very l
for joining us. america live starts right now. >>> and we begin with a fox news alert out of the white house where president obama is about to make a statement on a dramatic series of automatic spending cuts that will hit in a few weeks' time if congress doesn't act. welcome to america live. i'm shannon bream in for me begigynkelly. sources tell fox news that president obama is expected to call for a small round of budget cuts that would buy congress more time to reach a larger agreement. that's because despite that fiscal cliff deal, we're still looking at these automatic cuts that were put into place to force lawmakers to deal with our debt crisis. that debt, our debt, the debt owed by every american taxpayer today stands at more than $16 trillion or roughly $140,000 for every single american household. our fox news digital politics editor and host of power play on foxnews.com is here live. chris, great t to see you today. >> you bet. >> the president will talk about making another shor short-term l and yet washington will be criticized for yet again kicking the can down the road. what new
, everyone. i'm randi kaye, glad you're with us. we begin this morning with news about the shooting death of a former nav former naval s.e.a.l. chris kyle was killed yesterday along with another person at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. local newspapers also confirm the death. wfaa reports a former marine suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder is being held in connection with the shootings. these are pictures of kyle taken from the security company kraft international. kyle recounted his four combat tours in iraq in his book "american sniper." his more than 150 sniper kills had them placing a bounty on his head. most recently he appeared on the reality show "stars earn stripes" and conan o'brien show. >> you were so well known by the iraqi insurgents that they put a $20,000 bounty on your head, is that right? >> yes, sir. >> how did the iraqi insurgents identify who you were? >> when i'd go into a house and we had occupied houses, i would take the top of my uniform off and just have my short sleeve shirt on and youed and see my tattoo coming down my arm and they identified that w
and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc news learned a diversion airy device was used and the hostage rescue team endered through a door at the top of the bunker. >> it was by the grace of god, you know, he's okay. and that was the mission of every man and woman on this compound. >> reporter: the horrific ordeal now over for the 5-year-old. his parents and this community. kirk gregory, nbc news. >>> immigration reform goes front and center in washington today. president obama holds eye level talks. house members will tackle the issue on capitol hill. tracie potts joins us with a preview of both. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. let's start with the white house. today president obama sits down with civic groups and labor leaders and then separately with business leaders. they're talking about the economy and deficit reduction. but also in the context of how does immigration affect that? the president said he wants to do something about the 11 million people who are living and working in this country and have been doing so for years illegally. but republicans here, especially conservat
disaster. >> and a quiet town has a rowdy postal service. u.s. mail truck driver traffic violations as they speed through town. this government agency says it doesn't have to pay for breaking the law. why is that? >> i am harris falkner. an american hero who struck fear in the hearts of our enemies. gunned down thousands of miles away from the battlefield allegedly by a federllow soldiee was trying to help. he was fate logically shot alon another man at a texas gun range. a suspect a former marine turned his weapon on the other men. tonight we are learning more about that man the suspect 25-year-old eddy ray ruth a veteran who reportedly suffers from post traumatic stress disorder now facing multiple murder charges. we have been following the story. what do we know? >> chris kyle this american hero known as the u.s. mill tear remost lethal sniper and another man were both creeked at the rubbing creek lodge roughly 60 miles southwest of fort worth texas yesterday. texas authorities believe eddy ray ruth of lancaster shot kyle and his close friend chad little field shortly in the afte
vent from the surface down into that underground bunker. they have been using the pipe not only to communicate but also to lower items, comfort items to the child. those items have included potato chips, toys, and medicine and police say that jimmy lee dykes has agreed to allow the items to continue to flow, geraldo. >> geraldo: has he allowed the child to speak to authorities? >> that we don't know. the authorities have not said whether or not they have allowed the child to talk. they have only mentioned that they are in communication with the suspect. >> geraldo: on tuesday, when dykes stopped that bus jonathan, shot that driver, four times, killed him, why did he kill the driver? >> you know, witness statements according to witnesses being the kids on the bus, the driver, mr. poland actually tried to block the gunman according to witness accounts the gunman first came on the bus demanding two hostages. the driver positioned himself between the gunman and most of the children on the bus and that s when allegedly opened fire, killing the driver. people in this community say tha
that could have helped prevent disaster. >> and a quiet town has a rowdy postal service. u.s. mail truck driver traffic violations as they speed through town. this government agency says it doesn't have to pay for breaking the law. why is that? >> i am harris falkner. an american hero who struck fear in the hearts of our enemies. gunned down thousands of miles away from the battlefield allegedly by a federllow soldiee was trying to help. he was fate logically shot alon another man at a texas gun range. a suspect a former marine turned his weapon on the other men. tonight we are learning more about that man the suspect 25-year-old eddy ray ruth a veteran who reportedly suffers from post traumatic stress disorder now facing multiple murder charges. we have been following the story. what do we know? >> chris kyle this americann as remost lethal sniper and another man were both creeked at the rubbing creek lodge roughly 60 miles southwest of fort worth texas yesterday. texas authorities believe eddy ray ruth of lancaster shot kyle and his close friend chad little field shortly in the afterno
the field at the super dome in new orleans. it with us the harbaugh bowl. coach john harbaugh and his younger brother jim coaching san francisco. the ravens scored in the opening drive. cappian had a 13-yard touchdown to anquan boldin. michael james fumbled and it leads to this. new orleans native ed reed made his record time night postseason interception and with two minutes left flacco goes deep to jacoby jones who battles his way into the end zone. the ravens went to the locker room up. to many the game itself is just an appetizer to the star-studded halftime show. pop star beyonce rocking the super dome which had its own coming out seven years removed from the devastation of hurricane katrina. beyonce was joined on stage by her former group destiny's child. they have a new reunion ail bum and it was built as a surprise performance. jacoby jones takes the second half kick-off from 8 yards deep and ties the longest kick return in nfl history. with baltimore up 28-6, they would turn out the lights literally. the stadium went dark and when play resumed a half hour later the 49ers bega
're going to do an interview with us? >> sure. >> we were just talking about here along bourbon street, the std rate. how long have you had an std? >> i don't have an std. >> why did you want to talk? >> oh, my goodness. >> i'm so sorry. >> are you serious? >> nothing to be ashamed of. >> i don't have an std. >> okay. >> i don't have an std. >> anyway, i've been taking care of that in my own little way. >> 49ers. >> yeah. she won't approach any more tv cameras. who do you like in the super bowl? >> super bowl. uhhhhhh. i think i'll be fair and balanced and say nothing. >> only one california team. >> big football fan, judy. that's a wrap on news watch for this week. thanks to everybody. i'm jon scott. we'll see you again next week. thanks for >>. >> gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. welcome to a brand-new hour. >> heather: i'm heather childers. topping the news, new fallout on the benghazi attack. leon panetta saying that the u.s. military could not respond like a police department. >> this is not 911. you can't simply call and expect within two minutes to have a team in place. >> heather: is
backyard. he said he used an old high school football move to take him down. >> the bad. a condor gets loose during a hockey game in california. the mascot having so much team spirit, it jumped from its handler and made a run for it. at one point it jumped into the stands. and the ugly: a wintry war zone in massachusetts. dozens of students from harvard and m.i.t. lining up in cambridge to square off in a massive snowball fight after the weekend's blizzard. >> time for your brew on this question of the day responses. we asked your favorite moment at the grammys. >> jennifer said, from pennsylvania, my favorite moment was the return of justin timberlake. so talented and cute. >> scott from wisconsin said sting coming to perform. thanks to everyone who responded. "fox & friends" starts right now. >>gretchen: good morning. today is monday, february 11 already, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. i hope you had a great weekend. we begin with extreme weather striking the south. homes wrecked, dozens injured as a tornado tears through a mississippi town. brand-new pictures as rescue workers surveys
in the country. >> the nra says prosecutors need to crack down using the laws on the books. we're live in washington. much the same pitch we have been hearing. >> that's right, shep. a familiar approach. the president leaving the beltway, going out to the middle of the country and pitching an idea and saying, here's a placey they have done this. they have cut violent crime, and these are common-sense measures we can take to seive one life, and making the case to the american public that although we may not agree on everything in his approach, that doesn't mean we should do nothing, and so a familiar approach in taking his campaign out on the road, to stump in front of the american people to put pressure on congress to take action. >> mike, we heard what the nra does not want to do. does the nra support anything? >> they do because they say essentially that the bottom line is, mental health is a major issue. if you look at these high-profile crimes we have seen, a lot of it's due to people who shoot be handling a weapon. so saying you fix the mental health him in, and every officer know
the news, new fallout on the benghazi attack. leon panetta saying that the u.s. military could not respond like a police department. >> this is not 911. you can't simply call and expect within two minutes to have a team in place. >> heather: is this a preview of what we could see when he testifies before the senate? a fair and balanced debate straight ahead. >> gregg: and the death of an american hero. he struck fear into the hearts of our enemies and now we have the tragic ending of chris kyle a sniper without equal in military history. >> heather: plus, reports that the american dream have may have been premature. kids believe that their tomorrow will be better than our today. >>> we begin with a fox news alert. a town in mourning as we awaited details on the alabama hostage crisis. the funeral for the bus driver gunned down by jimmy lee dikes. he has been hiding out in an underground bunker with a five-year-old hostage. jonathan, what happened at the funeral today? >> reporter: the funeral procession was led by the patriot guard riders and also a convoy of school buses with black ribbon
to use the bathroom. >>gretchen: the ship will be towed to mexico. it is expected to arrive on wednesday. >>gretchen: a real-life tragedy for reality tv. a crash yesterday near los angeles. all three members aboard the aircraft were killed. the cause not known. >>> a storm generated in southern california after somebody said they spotted christopher dorner. -- a lowe's store was closed. the city announced a $1 million reward for information leading to dorner's capture. >> this is an act of domestic terrorism. this is a man who has targeted those that we entrust to protect the public. >>gretchen: riverside, california, police also identified officer michael crane as the veteran officer dorner is accused of killing in an ambush last week. he will be laid to rest later on this week. this steamy "sports illustrated," this is the cover that has david letterman fuming. that is because it was leaked before he could reveal it. kate upton is the cover girl for the second year in a row. letterman has a deal that he was supposed to announce the cover. the magazine hits stores tomorrow. those are yo
. an american hero, considered the most lethal sniper in u.s. history, was killed in a shooting in a texas gun range. welcome to a brand-new hour, here inside america's news headquarters. >> eric: good morning. he survived war zones, but was tragically killed in texas, where the former noted navy seal chris kyle was gunned down while reportedly helping a soldier, suffering from ptsd. kyle was a decorated veteran of the war in iraq. high served four tours and earned a number of medals for distinguished service and wrote a book about his time as a sniper. he is credited with worn 50 kills of insurgents. we go live to the new york city newsroom with the heart-breaking story. >> reporter: that's right. chris kyle, known as the u.s. military's most lethal sniper, and another man were killed at the rough creek lodge, outside of fort worth, texas. the accused shooter's believed to be a troubled, former soldier, now custody, after a dangerous pursuit. the loss has stunned the military community in which he was revered as an example of service and excellence. he wrote the best-selling auto biography, "
of lives. u.s. military troops, luca, a german shepherd lost her left leg in afghanistan. now she travels the country promoting a working dog memorial. next the bad. this grocery worker tried to jump the chain but doesn't quite get the height needed. takes down the shelves, spilling food over the aisles. he wasn't hurt. the ugly. a 49ers fan forget it is only a game. she is hysterical after ravens beat san francisco in the super bowl. the fan can't hold back those tears. she says she is a life long fan of the 49ers. maybe not his hysterical but she was crying. >> it is time for your brew on this question of the day responses. we've been talking about the super bowl all morning. earlier we asked you what your favorite moment of that game was and here are your responses. >> thanks to everyone who responded. what a fun party you went to? >> it was great. we had a blast. left a little too late. >> like a lot of people. everybody have a great day. "fox & friends" starts now. >>gretchen: up too late? never. good morning, everybody. today is monday, february 4. i'm gretchen carlson. i hope you'r
county public schools are closed because of snow. >> tucker barnes is joining us now and if i'm tired, you must be exhausted. >> even before the game i was stressful yesterday and just a couple hours of sleep. tony asked about the sky, it's actually purple. >> i should have known. >> temperatures overnight in the 20s. and it's going to be another cool afternoon. highs later today will only top out in the mid 30s. let's get to the numbers. and at reagan national, 27 degrees. dulles, 25. most of the areas back in the 20s. you get the idea that we're off to a cold start. guess what we got on the way? another clipper system out to the west. we'll have sunshine for the first half today and clouds will arrive during the afty see the white on your map there, that's some snow shower activity. we'll have the risk of light snow around here. parts of the area could see light accumulations. not talking about a major event. but could have snow showers around. and could see a covering. worst case scenario maybe an inch of snow north and west of the city and into the mountains out west of maryland.
insurgents that a bounty was put on his head. here is one of chris kyle's comrades, a retired u.s. army ranger who was on fox and friends. >> a lot of people are asking why are you taking people who are drugging out shooting. shooting is a familiar skill set. it's like taking a basketball player out to shoot hoops. shooting can be healing and chris used that well to his advantage to help people. >> reporter: kyle is survived by his wife and two children, martha. gregg: chris kyle joined the navy seals in 1999. his 160 confirmed kills is the most in military history. kyle once hit a target from 21 football field away. he received two silver stars, five bronze medals for valor while serving his country. martha: the suspect is said to have suffered from ptsd, post traumatic stress syndrome. it's estimated 26% of the veterans from the vac and afghanistan wars may have ptsd. from '04 to '09, 25% of vets treated by the va have had some form of what is described as post traumatic stress syndrome. gregg: the debate over reducing gun violence is topping the agenda. the u.s. that will meet to doz
the numbers on the screen if you would like to participate in the conversation. you can contact us via social media as well on twitter or facebook. and e-mail. front page of the washington times this morning -- backs the "washington times small lead story this morning. should sequestration be allowed hrough?roopt that's our question. we begin with a democrat in georgia. caller: the democrats need to stay away from this. these people's ratings are so low. they should allow the sequester. this is the only way. obama and the democrats need to do everything they can to protect the social programs, medicare, social security. if they cut these programs, they are going to lose. let the republicans put these cuts on the table. on immigration, as far as the sequester, it will help. the democrats must no allow these people amnesty without giving african-americans amnesty who have misdemeanors who served their time. host: we are talking about sequestration during this first segment. thomas in texas on the republican line. should sequestration be allowed? caller: i don't feel that it is our best option,
the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. who took him out. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> all that coming up, but there's also developments happening right now in southern california. frayed nerves and a cold trail, as investigators search for the fired los angeles police officer christopher dorner who's declared war on the police, now wanted in the murders of three people. we're standing by for a news conference. the prosecutor is going to be giving us new information. let's check in with cnn's miguel marquez in los angeles for an update. do police have any serious clues right now? >> reporter: it's not for lack of trying. they are trying to create those clues. they say they have 600 clues that hundreds of investigators are trying to pile through. right now, people are very nervous across the entire state. nervous students return. schools finally reopened in big bear. >> there's a bad guy on the loose and we don't want to get shot by him. >> reporter: today, it's security, along with students. >> today we feel much better. there's a lot of --
. an embattleled u.s. senator's hitting back at his accusers. new video could potentially support his claim he's the victim of a politically motivated smear campaign. plus, a huge scandal in the world's most popular sport. i'm wolf blitzer. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning se incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both
. >>steve: it was crazy. did you prepare a report for us this morning? >>brian: no. oh yeah, i did. in fact, i did. here's a look back at one of the most bizarre and, dare i say, electrifying super bowls of all time. >> when the cannons went off both teams were ready to play, but in reality it was the ravens, not the 49ers, going for the gold. joe flacco on fire. when jacoby jones cut the touchdown pass, the game looked almost over. for us, it was beyonce time. for san francisco, time to regroup. >> in the locker room, guys were saying come on, let's go. we have to believe. we have to keep our spirits high. >> third-quarter kickoff. more baltimore. jones again. 28-6. then the unprecedented, the unexpected. a 35-minute power outage. >> service will be restored momentarily. >> the setting surreal. but when the power returned, so did the 9er passion. colin kaepernick with his arm, with his feet. finally, we had a game. >> we made them throw the ball. he had a hard time beating us, but he got going. the kid can play. >> down by 5, essentially would come down to one last play. >> the baltimore r
lemon. thank you so much for joining us. we're going to start this broadcast with news of a killing at a gun range. and everyone involved, the alleged shooter and the victims are all former military men. one of the dead is well-known former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle who wrote a best-selling book all about his career in special operations. he described himself as the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history. here is where he and another man died yesterday, a gun range outside ft. worth, texas. police say a third machine shot them both dead. the suspect is in custody now. we'll have full details in a live report moments away on cnn. >>> a man holding a boy hostage is allowing the delivery of potato chips, toys and medicine. police say 56-year-old jimmy lee dykes grabbed the autistic 6-year-old after fatally shooting the driver who was trying to shield the children. funeral services were held today. >>> pakistani activist malala yousufzai is awake and talking after successful operations to repair her skull and boost her hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate 15-year-old malala
, gray wants to use some of a projected $240 million budget surplus on affordable housing. if recent years, the city has been only able to keep rent down for low income families instead of building new housing options. he may also call for raises for city employees. the address is at the 6th and i historic synagogue set for 7:00 tonight. >>> the grassroots group empower d.c. will lead a demonstration outside the synagogue to call attention to the school closing plan. it's shutting 15 schools. empower d.c. is working on a lawsuit against the city saying the closures affect a higher number of black students. >>> the virginia general assembly is moving forward with a plan to grade virginia schools. the state senate is execs -- yesterday a bill was passed to assign a letter glade to public schools. they would range from a to f and based on test data and school quality. >>> 6:03 now. the virginia senate will vote on a transportation plan different from the one governor bob mcdonnell envisioned. the senator who introduced the plan surprised his colleagues and introduced an amendment. it wo
at georgetown university and an msnbc political analyst. thank you both for joining us. mark, it's almost two months since that horrific shooting at sandy hook elementary school. and it seems as though we started the conversation by considering every gun safety initiative from assault weapons bans to restricting gun capacity -- the capacity of gun magazines, yet now the nra says even background checks are worthless, so is that it? is that the end of the discussion? >> well, i don't think the nra marks the end of the discussion. i think it marks the beginning of the discussion. you know, you have this unusual period of time where the public is really focused on this, including the president, 850 mayors and police officers which you saw today in minneapolis, and there is majority support, even among gun owners for most if not all of those propositions. i think we're going to have a serious debate in the congress whether the nra likes it or not. >> we reported on the tragic story of ha diya pendleton who performed at the inauguration. she was a hard working young student but was shot in a chicag
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